Logitech keyboard

#1 Posted by mikey87144 (1481 posts) -

Anyone here use the logitech G510 keyboard? It's on sale for $50 and I'm just looking for some feedback before pulling the trigger.

#2 Posted by ismellyourpajamas (5 posts) -

I have the G110 and its a decent keyboard...it doesn't have that LCD display that the G510 has, but as far as the basic keyboard functionality goes, I am very content with it. I've had it for almost a year now and it has held up very nicely.

#3 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1522 posts) -

I had to look down at my keyboard to make sure I had a G510, and I do! Not sure what that says for Logitech's naming conventions, though...

Anyway, I absolutely think you should pull the trigger on that keyboard, if you think you'll use what it's got to offer that is. It's been a long time since I looked at keyboards, so I don't know what else is out there. I'm sure some Razer fans will come in here and tell you about all of Razer's hot keyboards. But what I can tell you about the G510 is that I use the built-in screen all the time, for a ton of different tasks. It's terrific at tracking framerates, performance data on my GPU/CPU, and occasionally stats in game, though I use it a lot more for the two aforementioned purposes. The macro keys are also very useful, especially for MMO's and MOBA's. I don't use them as much as I should, probably, but they're good to have. Build quality is top-notch, as is to be expected from Logitech, and it's just the right size for any desk configuration I can imagine.

I'm not sure what Logitech's current offerings are for keyboards right now, so maybe it's so inexpensive because they have some new flagship keyboard with a crazy ass OLED display in it or something. I don't know. But $50 for this thing is a great price.

Hope that helps!

#4 Posted by mikey87144 (1481 posts) -

@captain_felafel: I keep reading about a problem with the spacebar. Have you encountered this?

#5 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1522 posts) -

@mikey87144 said:

@captain_felafel: I keep reading about a problem with the spacebar. Have you encountered this?

Not whatsoever, and I've had this keyboard roughly since it first came out. I've never even heard about a problem with the spacebar. Are people complaining that it just starts getting loose or doesn't register hits anymore??

#6 Posted by mikey87144 (1481 posts) -

@mikey87144 said:

@captain_felafel: I keep reading about a problem with the spacebar. Have you encountered this?

Not whatsoever, and I've had this keyboard roughly since it first came out. I've never even heard about a problem with the spacebar. Are people complaining that it just starts getting loose or doesn't register hits anymore??

Doesn't register. But if you don't have the problem maybe some people were just unlucky. I might as well get it for $50.

#7 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1522 posts) -

@mikey87144 said:

@captain_felafel said:

@mikey87144 said:

@captain_felafel: I keep reading about a problem with the spacebar. Have you encountered this?

Not whatsoever, and I've had this keyboard roughly since it first came out. I've never even heard about a problem with the spacebar. Are people complaining that it just starts getting loose or doesn't register hits anymore??

Doesn't register. But if you don't have the problem maybe some people were just unlucky. I might as well get it for $50.

Maybe it's a problem with newer versions of the G510's, not sure. But I've owned, now, four different Logitech keyboards, three of which from the G-line, and I've never had problems with any of their keys.

#8 Posted by chiablo (847 posts) -

The macro software is good and intuitive, I've had a G15 sitting on my desk for the last 5 years and it's been working perfectly. I did have a problem with the really early G15's with the paint flaking off of the keys, but Logitech support is phenomenal if you have any problems whatsoever.

#9 Edited by RainDog505 (99 posts) -

I have the G110 and its a decent keyboard...it doesn't have that LCD display that the G510 has, but as far as the basic keyboard functionality goes, I am very content with it. I've had it for almost a year now and it has held up very nicely.

Same here. No problems with G110 a year into service.

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